Women Taking The Entrepreneurial Leap at WE R.O.C.K Day

Bukit Mertajam, Penang (1 October 2016) Women aspiring to start their own business or women who are already in business discovered plenty of resources, opportunities, connections and knowledge at the recent women entrepreneurship showcase titled WE R.O.C.K Day held at Iconic Hotel at Bukit Mertajam. (WE R.O.C.K is an acronym for Women Entrepreneur Resources, Opportunities, Connections and Knowledge.)

YB Chong Eng & Dato Maimunah visiting the WomenBizSENSE booth.

YB Chong Eng (State Exco for Penang Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development) officiated this event. Other guests-of-honour at this event were:

  • YB Steven Sim (MP for Bukit Mertajam)
  • YB Kasthuri Patto (MP for Batu Kawan)
  • Yg Bhg Dato Maimunah Mohd Sharif (Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai president)

Organized by WomenBizSENSE, a women entrepreneur association known for promoting entrepreneurship in Penang, this showcase was unique in that it allowed women to explore resources and opportunities in starting, managing or growing a business.

 Dato Maimunah stopping by City Wellness Pharmacy booth to get a quick health check done.
Dato Maimunah stopping by City Wellness Pharmacy booth to get a quick health check done.

The 10am to 5pm event was filled with educational topics such as starting your e-commerce website, how to grow your business profitably and how to turn your business into a franchise. Our speakers included Sofia Leong Abdullah, an expert on franchising, Jeanne Ooi, a business coach of ActionCOACH Penang,  and many more. 


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E-commerce discussion …one of the talks of the day moderated by WomenBizSENSE president, Krista Goon (far left) with e-shop owners, Jolene Ong, Jeanette Hee & Jerrica Tan.

Visitors also visited some 50 exhibitors’ booths owned by women entrepreneurs.

Business and women organisations such as IWFCI (International Women Federation of Commerce & Industry), JCI Pearl, BNI (Business Network International), and the Indonesian Consulate exhibited too.

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The Indonesian ladies of the Indonesian Consulate also participated by selling their Indonesian food and displaying Indonesian batik and crafts.

Visitors also participated in a “Collect Your Wings” game for a chance to win seats at business and game workshops offered by ActionCOACH, Redbox Studio and WomenBizSENSE.

They also had the chance to win exclusive heart-shaped pen drives contributed by Nova Mulia Development, books offered by authors Maresa Ng, Dr YKK and Nancy Ong, and Melilea soyamilk products.

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YB Chong Eng, YB Steven Sim & Dato Maimunah visiting an exhibitor’s booth.

Those who stayed on at the end of the day also won exclusive prizes worth a total of RM14,400 in the Grand Draw such as ActionCOACH’s 3-months’ worth of business coaching, Redbox Studio’s e-commerce and website systems, Elizabeth Hor’s image transformation packages and IMPAR’s branding package.

Platinum sponsors for this event are ActionCOACH and Nova Mulia Development while Silver sponsors are Human Nature Malaysia, City Wellness Pharmacy and Penang Women Development Corporation. Other sponsors include G3K Studio, IMPAR, Iconic Hotel, Tap Production & Marketing, Summit Capital  and Redbox Studio.

For more photos, please check out our WomenBizSENSE Facebook page.

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About WomenBizSENSE

WomenBizSENSE is a women entrepreneur association based in Penang. We aim to bring together women of different ages and backgrounds to encourage, learn and share with each other as they grow their businesses.

For details, contact Mardilyn King (012 734 7283) or check out  http://womenbizsense.com/werock

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